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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By marsupial-mom
Agree with all the others - most of the time, for...

Agree with all the others - most of the time, for most babies holding them will be soothing. But some of the time, for some babies it won't work.

Some babies that don't like being held are easily...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By marsupial-mom
Well, there are also discounts and subsidies and...

Well, there are also discounts and subsidies and scholarships for low income families.

I know families struggle to make ends meet. But the answer is not to break the law and leave your child...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By marsupial-mom
My suggestion is to follow your doctor's advice...

My suggestion is to follow your doctor's advice and give your child the oral medication.
If it worsens revisit the doctor and/or get another opinion from another doctor.
...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   08-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son (age 4) refuses to eat many veggies. He...

My son (age 4) refuses to eat many veggies. He loved them as a baby and as a toddler but when he started going to daycare and he was the only one eating veggies he quickly stopped eating them. And...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By marsupial-mom
OK so I got that book too. Wow. I had some aha...

OK so I got that book too. Wow. I had some aha moments there. My kiddo can be like this. What a great book!

So, let's see. Here's how I interpret it...

1. Kids want to behave well. They really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By marsupial-mom
That is NOT what I said. You have completely...

That is NOT what I said. You have completely mischaracterized my posts. I NEVER suggested that the right way to respond would be to forbid him from using nail polish. In fact, I said

We are very...
Forum: Montessori   08-07-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,147
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son is not on the spectrum but I know a bit...

My son is not on the spectrum but I know a bit about Montessori. The method was designed for different learners, not the average child, so it's particularly well suited for children who have learning...
Forum: Learning at School   08-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
Posted By marsupial-mom
We're doing a Spanish Immersion Montessori...

We're doing a Spanish Immersion Montessori program with our son. We're lucky we have both options and didn't have to choose between language or Montessori. But if we had to choose I would have opted...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By marsupial-mom
"Where is he from?" is the most common question I...

"Where is he from?" is the most common question I get. It's so annoying to me because he was born here, in the city we live. Most of the people asking the question were not.

I've heard most of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By marsupial-mom
Masks, hats, wigs, jewelry, hair accessories are...

Masks, hats, wigs, jewelry, hair accessories are often sized in ways that they can fit a wide age range.

Plain white tshirts can be drawn on, dyed, cut up and styled to become any sort of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By marsupial-mom
I think 9 is too young to leave alone. I was left...

I think 9 is too young to leave alone. I was left alone at that age and looking back I know that I would have been safer and I would have done better if I had a caregiver. There was one time when I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-07-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By marsupial-mom
Does he go to preschool or daycare? How is he...

Does he go to preschool or daycare? How is he there? If he is ALWAYS defiant then it might be something to diagnose but if it's confined to your relationship or home then it's probably more to do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By marsupial-mom
Yes, that's the biggest concern. Thank you for...

Yes, that's the biggest concern. Thank you for pointing this out.

However, it IS different than if he were getting teased for being short, etc. Firstly, I can simply remove the nail polish. I can...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By marsupial-mom
My Son Loves Nail Polish

My preschool-aged son is a sweet, handsome, athletic boy. He loves soccer and swimming and riding his bike. He LOVES motorcycles and all kinds of stunts (stunts on motorcycles, bicycle tricks, dance...
Forum: Montessori   07-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By marsupial-mom
My son is an active kid. Let's see, when my son...

My son is an active kid. Let's see, when my son was 2 we did these things:
- swimming was great because it requires so much energy both physical and mental, it always put him in a good mood so long...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By marsupial-mom
Statistically I think the odds for an infant...

Statistically I think the odds for an infant foster-adoption are about 25% and the odds for an infant private adoption are more like 50-75%. Of course, that's just an average. You could get lucky or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By marsupial-mom
OK well that all sounds good. That's basically...

OK well that all sounds good. That's basically what I did. I pulled him to me and held his hands so he couldn't hit again. I knelt down and said something like "No, we don't hit. Would you like to...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By marsupial-mom
I would - and did - wean to fortified soy milk....

I would - and did - wean to fortified soy milk. You can get fortified soy milk with flax seed oil added to help with brain growth.
Soy is less likely to cause an allergy than most animal-based milks.
Forum: Babywearing   07-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By marsupial-mom
I've tried both and prefer the k'tan. For me it...

I've tried both and prefer the k'tan. For me it was much quicker and smaller and thus easier. It fit great for me.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,899
Posted By marsupial-mom
I read through the thread and went back to this...

I read through the thread and went back to this first post because I feel a few things have not been addressed the way I see them.

I disagree. I happen to believe (and it may just be my belief or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By marsupial-mom
how would you handle this?

My son and I are in an elevator with his best friend and his best friend's mom after a long day. My son is very tired and has already acted out a few times today. He is four years old.

My son...
Forum: Montessori   06-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,723
Posted By marsupial-mom
"Do those of you who have or have had kids in M...

"Do those of you who have or have had kids in M schools have the sense that M methods work for a particular type of child and not for others?"

I went to Montessori and my son is going to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By marsupial-mom
I don't care how my son's birthmom answers that...

I don't care how my son's birthmom answers that question. It's up to her and I don't feel like her claiming him as her son takes anything away from me and my relationship with him. My son has two...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By marsupial-mom
The amount of time it takes to adopt depends on...

The amount of time it takes to adopt depends on the situation. Some adoptions are quick and easy while others are difficult and drawn out. Most are somewhere in between. Here's a survey that shows...
Forum: Family Safety   06-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By marsupial-mom
It obviously depends on the kind of lessons. Some...

It obviously depends on the kind of lessons. Some swim lessons are 15 minutes everyday for two weeks. Others are half hour once a week for a month or two. And there's all kinds of things in between. ...
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